Tuesday, February 16, 2010


And so, our lives are meant to be listened to, because it is God who is speaking into and out of and through the symphony of the years, and the masterpiece of a lifetime." ~Michael Card

i love looking back and standing in awe of all of God's fingerprints covering my days & weeks, and all the moments inbetween...

i promised you last week that i would give you giant praise reports about the ways that God has been smudging up the windows of my life with His miracle-working hands

so as not to disappoint.........

without further delay........

are you tired of waiting yet?

is your patience wearing thin?

okay, okay, okay.....

...well.... today is my 2nd official day as a stay-at-home mama!! that's right, baby!! are you jumping up and down as you read this?!! i'm doing cartwheels (okay, not really... but you get the gist of my excitement) as i write this!! it feels amazing to say, so i'm gonna say it again: i no longer have to get up each day (monday-friday) and hurry my babes around, just to drop them with another mom who can do drop-off for school or drop the babe at the nanny's house, worry that i'll be late for a sales meeting if one of the big kiddos misses the bus, use vacation days when the kids have a snow day, or stress about missing too much work if someone wakes with a fever... nope!!! i no longer juggle a career in the midst of being super-mama to my Posse of Kiddos and Mrs.Amazing to my Man!

wow!! have you been around here long enough to know my heart's desires? that for so long i have yearned to be home 100% of the time, without distractions of budgets & sales quota...

mid-december i was having meetings with management at my former (yea!!) workplace about their need for me to be more "engaged".... and without boring you to pieces with details, my Man and i began pressing in deeper with God and His plans for our family, spending time fasting and seeking the Lord and our desire to have Him provide for us, however He wanted to do that.

what we did know was i was supposed to be at home with our kids and not send them to some after-school program or more time at the nanny's; this was a walk of faith and we didn't know what to expect but we know God is good and does good, agree?

without warning God brought us not just one option or even two options but a whole handful of opportunities to work from home, on my time according to what is best for our family!!

hello?!?!! the Lord does not disappoint... even at times in my life when i have felt doubt or disappointment, He has never left me or let me down!

i sought God, we knew His will, we waited on His timing (which quite frankly is just as important to knowing God's will, in my experience), continued fasting & praying & believing the provision would come.... and look! God brought me more than i asked for, bigger and better than i expected to get.... not because i'm some great saint without imperfections, not hardly ma'am, but Jesus is faithful to His word that if i seek him i will find Him!!

i am a stay-at-home mama, the VP of the household, the home-based sales consultant, the head chef, chief laundry expert, child chauffer, God-praising, sinner saved by grace, work-in-progress wife, daughter of the Most High King....

i'm blessed of the Lord!! thankful for this miracle, this answered prayer... truly excited about what's to come (a sold home soon!!! i pray...) because when we serve the Lord of All Creation, the best isn't behind us

but is yet to happen!!!

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